From your first upside-down roller coaster ride to the last bite of funnel cake, amusement park memories last far beyond childhood. For decades, families have traveled far and wide to visit some of the country's most renowned theme parks and attractions, but these days, many are looking for new adventures.
If time and money are in short supply, save your plane fare and look for attractions close to home. America is home to many wacky and wildly entertaining places that promise unique rides, shows, games and natural wonders.
It's time to hit the road...see what you've been missing!